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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Fishing Related Discussions » Super lines? What works best for ultralight reels

Super lines? What works best for ultralight reels

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Yardsaleunderwear


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I have never bought anything other than mono and flurocarbon. But I would like to try either Berkely Nanofill or Fireline, it's going on an Okuma UL spinner that I use 4 lb mono on. I typically use it for Road runners and rooster tails and small rattle traps. I don't have room on my tube for another rig and want to use it for large tubes for sm mouth so I would like to put 6-8 lb line on this reel. While maintaining the small diameter line. # 1 "Problem" the spool is so small that big line wants to fall off when casting. I need to advice from someone who has used these types of lines extensively. PLEASE HELP!! (Some knot tying advice also) Thanks guys. scratch 

Catman1979

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If you are having line run off, then it sounds like you don't have an instant anti-reverse on your reel. It can't have slop. I don't get too fancy with UL line, as I stick with 4lb P-Line, or 4lb Berkeley. I try to use a palomar, but when doing a fly under bubble I will use a slipknot. Better knots for UL then a palomar though, not the best. I use a palomar to keep me fishing more...

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Well since your using a spinning reel I can second the P-Line Comment , the stuff is strong and 4lb would be ideal on your UL spinning reel. if your looking at smaller diameter and trying to have something really smooth then 6lb berkley smooth cast Xl you could get away with , I would not got higher then 6lb on that reel as your only gonna get like 90yrds on a UL reel

WES

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I think the heavier line wants to fall off while casting because you over filled the spool. Try taking some line off to prevent it from wanting to fall off on it's own like that. Also like has already been mentioned, 4lbs line or under would be ideal for ultra light reels.

Fisher

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DO NOT US NANO or FIRELINE they SUCK specially fireline get power pro little more money but 100x better

Yardsaleunderwear


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Thanks FISHER I was about to make a huge mistake with nano, this spool diameter is only three quarters of an inch and only hold about 75 yds of 4 lb. Guess I will just use some strong mono, and forget about it.

dlobo

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I've only had line fall off on two occasions, once I had a spinner that was designed so the spool was actually smaller at the release end. This resulted in epic casting lengths, I mean EPIC but eventually I got tired of dealing with line problems.

The other was over spooling the line. I think you could create the issue your having with heavy line on a micro spool by getting within an 1/8" of the top and with lighter line getting within an 1/16" of the top.
Looking at a 3/4" spool sure makes it sound tempting to get as much line on there as possible.
Just my thoughts.

Catman1979

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Look into what Looly said to. When you fill it up, open the bell. All the line that comes off you don't want on,so clip it where the line finally holds the spool.

dayhut

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you might want to look into backing your spool with dacron or mono and adding the braid on top.

The stuff seems to behave itself better when I do that. Dont overfill, either.... stop winding about 2mm from spool rim.

PS Ive read the mono will swell once wet, which could cause problems. But I think that is for fly reels. Ive not seen a problem with small spinning reel spools.

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